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COP29: Organising committee meets, final text of Host Country Agreement Ready Soon

The fifth meeting of the Organising Committee has been held in connection with the 29th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP29) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The final text of the Host Country Agreement between the Government of Azerbaijan and the Secretariat of the UNFCCC will be ready soon, Head of the Presidential Administration of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Samir Nuriyev, said at the meeting.

He noted that the text of the agreement is being prepared taking into account the conclusions of the relevant government bodies.

He added that, after the Bonn Climate Conference, Azerbaijan entered the active phase of its chairmanship at COP29.

Nuriyev said that, based on proposals from government agencies and discussions with the UN and international organisations, an initial list of 14 initiatives has been prepared. Also, in agreement with the UN, the thematic days of COP29 have already been distributed.

The meeting was addressed by the head of the Presidential Administration of the Republic of Azerbaijan and chairman of the organising committee, Samir Nuriyev; Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources and President of COP29, Mukhtar Babayev; assistant to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Anar Alakbarov; head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan, Jeyhun Bayramov; assistant to the President of Azerbaijan and head of the Foreign Policy Affairs Department of the Presidential Administration, Hikmat Hajiyev; Ombudswoman of Azerbaijan, Sabina Aliyeva; Minister of Emergency Situations, Kamaladdin Heydarov; Head of the Baku Executive Power, Eldar Azizov; and others.

Instructions were given on the implementation of the Action Plan related to the organisation and conduct of COP29 and other relevant issues.

Meanwhile, Azerbaijan is discussing 15 initiatives as part of its COP29 chairmanship agenda, Director-General of COP29, Elnur Sultanov, said.

“Azerbaijan can come up with its own initiatives within the agenda of its chairmanship at COP29. We are already discussing 15 initiatives and I am confident that in terms of effectiveness and the process itself [of preparation for COP29], Azerbaijan will make its contribution and become a good example for other countries,” Soltanov told journalists.

He also noted that negotiations within the COP29 are ongoing.

“With less and less time left before COP29, we must complete more than 50% of our work by November 11 to successfully implement the entire program. The negotiation process continues, we take a neutral position in it, decisions must be made by other countries,” Soltanov added.

Dare Akogun

Dare Akogun is a dynamic media innovator, strategic communication professional, and seasoned climate and environmental sustainability journalist with over 10 years of influential contributions to the media industry.

He Currently serving as the Head of Digital Media, Senior News Editor, and a presenter at Sobi FM 101.9, a leading radio station in Ilorin, Nigeria.

Dare is on a mission to leverage his media innovation expertise and project management skills to produce high-quality, accurate, and engaging content, while advocating for reduced fossil fuel consumption, especially coal, to combat effect of global warming.

He has covered comprehensively environmental issues and COP conferences, including COP28 in Dubai last year , COP 27 in Egypt, and the United Nations Least Developed Countries conference in Doha, in 2023.

He is a recipient of fellowship to be part of a 15 team of journalists selected worldwide to cover the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2024.

He has a Master's Degree in Mass Communication, from the University of Lagos, a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the Lagos State University and also a
Certification in Business Administration and Management, from the Babson College, Massachusetts, United States of America.

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